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A 20-year-old male asked:

3 years ago i thought i got a zit in my armpit but couldnt pop it i still have the mass a little deeper now... what could it be it was black on the us?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Cyst: It could be a sebaceous cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst. This normally needs to be removed by surgical excision. It can also be treated with incision and drainage or a steroid injection can be used to shrink the cyst (but it can keep recurring). Surgical excision would be definitive.

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